We love to give back to our community, as each of us is a part of the Thunder Bay!
The exposure to the community that is present at the Market is a fabulous feature for non-profits that have tables, to let Market customers know about their event, upcoming raffle, or simply to highlight their organization. This year, we’ve hosted a wide range of groups, such as Our Kids Count 50/50 draws, United Reformed Youth group selling cow manure for fertilizer, MS Society selling flowers near Mother’s Day, Ultimate Frisbee getting folks interested in their league, TBay Tel’s Change for Good campaign, Lakehead Transportation Museum telling people about the Alexander Henry coming home, and even the Thunder Bay Public Library has done a pop-up! We generally have room each week for 2 non-profits – one upstairs and one downstairs but this can vary.
If you are a non-profit wishing to book a table, please email Annet, our Market Manager, well in advance of your desired times firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can find an available space for your group.
Unless items are being sold, there is no charge. If you wish to sell items other than raffle tickets, you will require approval and then there are conditions around what can be sold (ie nothing that competes with paid vendors) and we reserve the right to charge a half-booth fee.
Table space for non-profits is limited, but exposure is huge, so please plan ahead. We can take bookings into the end of each year!
We no longer allow any political parties to have a booth at the Market, nor to solicit our customers. Those doing so will be asked to leave.
If you are holding a shag or other type of benefit, we usually cannot donate gift baskets, but can donate gift certificates if we have capacity. Please email Annet email@example.com with an outline of what the event is, where it will be located, who it will benefit and any other details. Not all requests will be granted.
Our vendors also regularly donate excess produce or baking to various charities in Thunder Bay.